A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Masachapa in Nicaragua on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.3 km (26 miles). Global time and date of event 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 18:05:53 / March 9, 2018 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:05:53 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -87.0434 West, latitude 11.7274 North, depth = 41.3 km. Id of earthquake: us1000d2ev. Event ids that are associated: us1000d2ev.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jinotepe, El Realejo, Dolores (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from León (c. 144 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ciudad Sandino (c. 70 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Diriamba (c. 35 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Jinotepe (c. 29 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nagarote (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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